Due to cold weather and icy conditions, angler activity and updates to this week’s recreation report are limited. Contact ODFW at the Deschutes Watershed Office (541) 388-6363 or Klamath Watershed Office (541) 883-5732 for more information.
ANTELOPE FLAT RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-14 inch rainbow trout are fair. Illegally introduced bullhead have had a negative impact on trout angling. Recent snows may limit access. Contact Ochoco National Forest @ 541-416-6500.
CLEAR LAKE: Clear Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
COLUMBIA RIVER FROM BONNEVILLE RESERVOIR TO JOHN DAY DAM: Bass fishing has been good in the main Columbia and backwaters. Anglers are reporting good catch rates of nice bass in shallow water with artificial baits of various types.
CRESCENT LAKE: No boat ramps are accessible due to snow and few if any anglers on the water over the past week. There is open water for those anglers with float tubes and pontoon craft.
CROOKED RIVER BELOW BOWMAN DAM: Angling opportunities for redband trout and mountain whitefish are good. Flows are projected to be from 200-250 CFS the next few weeks. Wading in the river should be relatively easy and trout hungry after weeks of high water. Anglers using nymphs are likely to be most successful. Anglers can check daily flows at this website:
DESCHUTES RIVER: Dry fly fishing has been slow; anglers should look at using nymphing tactics in the slow water areas.
DESCHUTES RIVER Lake Billy Chinook to Benham Falls: No angling reports from the past week. Deschutes River flows have come down to around 800 cfs.. Please note that this reach of river is restricted to flies and lures only.
FALL RIVER: No recent reports. Very little overall angler activity.
FROG LAKE: Frog Lake, located about 20 miles west of Maupin, has been stocked with keeper trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR: Rainbow and brown trout 10-18 inches are available. No recent reports.
KINGSLEY RESERVOIR: Kingsley Reservoir, located west of Hood River, has recently been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK: The Metolius Arm is closed to angling. The balance of the reservoir has fair to good opportunities for bull, brown and rainbow trout.
LAURANCE LAKE: Laurance Lake, located near Parkdale, has been stocked with keeper trout.
METOLIUS RIVER: There are no new reports from anglers from the past week. This time of year the bull trout and mountain whitefish are typically fairly active and can provide an enjoyable day. Please note that the Metolius River is catch and release for all fish.
OCHOCO RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-18 inch rainbow trout are good. Portions of the reservoir may be icing over, however, conditions are likely unsafe for ice angling.
PINE HOLLOW: Stocked with keeper trout.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR: Opportunities for 12-16 inch rainbow trout are fair to good. Portions of the reservoir may be icing over, however, conditions are likely unsafe for ice angling.
ROCK CREEK RESERVOIR: Rock Creek Reservoir, located near Wamic, has been stocked with keeper and trophy trout and should offer good angling opportunity.
WALTON LAKE: Opportunities for 8-16 inch rainbow trout are fair.